Instructions for backing up Gladiator Extended Edition (3-Disk Set, R1 USA) with CloneDVD2:
Disk One = the extended version AND the theatrical version.
Disk Two = Special Features.
Disk Three = Special Features.
Disk One scissors/spliting instructions:
Don’t eliminate any title sets [I]or[/I] tracks from this backup since you are splitting it onto two backup disks. It would cause bigtime playback problems and you have the split-backup disk-space to be able to keep them all anyway. Since both movie versions interact with each other and are included on Disk One, you cannot do this backup with the “movie only method”. [I]And[/I] you [I]must[/I] keep Preserve Menu" checked-“on” to be able to choose which version you want to playback (extended or original theatrical) from both of your resulting split backup disks. And also you must preserve menus for the default audio and “trivia” subtitle track choices to play correctly.
So, to repeat (and to be simple about these directions) keep all smaller title sets, since there is alot of interaction between the Exteded-version and the smaller title sets which you will find difficult to figure out. Also keep all audio and subtitle tracks so that the “Trivia Tracks” (which operate similar to infinifilm tracks on other movies) will work correctly should you choose to enjoy them on playback.
Now for the split:
On backup disk #1 split as follows:
TS 01: include Chapters 1-14 (Exteded Version ie longer time)
TS 02: include Chapters 1-14 (Theatrical Version ie shorter time)
On backup disk #2 split as follows:
TS 01: include Chapters 15-29
TS 02: include Chapters 15-29
Bang you’re done at 100% quality on both disks! Don’t forget that upon playing back backup disk #2, that you have to choose again (from the menu) the version that you want to watch.
The above members including James were correct that you are experiencing “Angle” splitting problems. They just didn’t pull out their originals or look at their notes to review how they backed up the second Gladiator (extended) release last August.
On this DVD release, TS 01 and 02 are not labled “Angles”. Ridley Scott worked closely with the DVD authoring crew on this release. And they chose to not label the Titlesets as “angles”. I also suspect they didn’t want to pay royalties to infinifilm so they devised their own method and called it “Trivia Tracks”.